Spisak, David (Science)

Hi, and thanks for visiting my information page for parents and students.

Virtual Fall Open House video

Hi, and thanks for visiting my information page for parents and students.

(w) 828-298-2500

I've been teaching science here at ACR for 22 years beginning with the 1998 - 1999 school year.  I graduated from Auburn University with a BS in Marine Biology and have minors in Chemistry and Earth Science.  I earned my National Board Certification in secondary science in 2007.  I've lived in and visited many places, and although I am prejudiced towards the Rocky Mountains, Western NC is a beautiful place, too.
Some of my hobbies include bike riding, running, golfing, woodworking, using the chain saw, and growing fruits and berries in the garden.  I don't read much fiction, but admit loving to read physics textbooks and the like - kinda nerdy, I know.  One of my teaching goals is to increase our physics enrollment significantly.  If you think you might be interested in a challenging course, but one where you will learn a ton of physics and enjoy yourself in the process, consider AP Physics in the 2015-2016 school year and/or come by and see me. 
Every other year since 2005 I go on a summer adventure with my dad...it's pretty cool.  In the last summer trip of 2009 my dad and I spent two weeks in Hawaii...and wow!  In the summer of 2007 I took my dad on a road trip to the desert Southwest, and in 2005 we launched his boat from West Palm Beach, FL, and piloted 90 or so miles across the open Atlantic Ocean to the Bahamas. In the 2011 summer I took my wife out to Montana and the Yellowstone area where I used to live and work.  My 2013 "summer adventure" is spending 3 weeks at NCSU learning physics and physics instruction.  If that isn't nerd stuff then I don't know what is!
Please feel free and welcomed to call or email me to discuss how your son or daughter is doing in school.  If you're in the area, I usually stay late and my classroom is #119 in the science wing.  I look forward to meeting you throughout the year.
Check out a few pics from my Montana/Yellowstone trip:

                The original entrance into the Park at the North end in Gardner, MT

          An normal sight to locals who live and work in the Mammoth area of the Park

                                     The Mammoth Hot Spring Terraces

                    Just one of literally thousands of thermal features in the Park

                      A smaller geyser along the Firehole River, near-ish Old Faithful

                                                                  Lake Yellowstone

                             The upper falls (109') of the Yellowstone River at Canyon

                                          The lower falls (316') just downstream

                       The Lamar River and valley in the Northeast section of the Park

                                      A hot spring in the lower geyser basin area

                          The Yellowstone River just before it reaches Hayden Valley